Resources for Students

And Those Considering a Career in Social Work

You’ve chosen a profession dedicated to improving lives. NASW offers resources to help you throughout your entire career.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Explore the Social Work Profession

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Social work is an excellent career choice for those who care about human dignity and social justice. The field is just as diverse as the individuals, families, and communities we serve. Learn about the many career options in the field, how to get started on a social work career path, internships, licensing, and more.

Find a Job in Social Work

NASW resources can help you progress from student to employed social work professional.

Code of Ethics

The NASW Code of Ethics is a set of standards for the professional conduct of social workers. All NASW members must affirm their commitment to abide by the Code of Ethics. It is essential for schools of social work and for in-service training for agencies. Available in English and Spanish.



Why join NASW?


NASW members enjoy networking, learning and professional development  opportunities.

Learn about NASW membership benefits